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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 3086

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
159381

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

To enable students to develop an advanced understanding of First Nations Peoples relationship to law and land and the impact that domestic and international legal systems have upon those relationships.

Course content

Students will develop an understanding for Aboriginal legal systems and their underlying philosophy and the different relationships and world views that First Nations and non-Aboriginal people have with the land. The students will also investigate key concepts in property law and its capacity to recognise First Nations relationships with country. Students will review case studies that include heritage and cultural issues and conduct comparative analysis of international law and the position of First Nations legal systems with particular focus on the ownership and control of Aboriginal knowledge and land.

Textbook(s)

Watson, I 2015, Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Law, Raw Law , Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon.

Prerequisite(s)

The successful completion of 36 units.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours x n/a
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours x n/a

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Reading Log 1000 words 15% n/a
Research proposal 1000 words 15% n/a
Research paper 3000 words 70% n/a
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Reading Log 1000 words 15% n/a
Research proposal 1000 words 15% n/a
Research paper 3000 words 70% n/a
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Reading Log 1000 words 15% n/a
Research proposal 1000 words 15% n/a
Research paper 3000 words 70% n/a

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

AsPr Greta Bird
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School of Law

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